The dumbbell curl to press is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the biceps and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders and triceps.
Incorporating biceps curl and overhead press into one exercise allows you to quickly target most of the major muscles in the arms. This is an effective activity to incorporate into your regimen if you’re pressed for time in a workout.
But there are some drawbacks for a combination exercise, Depending on your strength levels, the same weight may not be appropriate for both exercises. The biceps work alone during the curl exercise, but several muscles work together during the shoulder press exercise. More weight is typically needed to fatigue the shoulder press muscles than the arm curl muscles, So the shoulder press might feel too easy for you.
How to do
Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip-distance apart. Hold one dumbbell in each hand next to your legs.
bend your elbows and raise the dumbbells to your shoulders.
lift the dumbbells over your head.
bend your elbows and lower the weights to your shoulders.
straighten your arms and lower the weights to your sides into the starting position.
Do not initiate the press until the curl has been completely finished. Keep your shoulder blades pulled back and down. Avoid arching your back as you press the weight overhead.